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. the national journal, which covers politics online, done an analysis of why president obama does not need support traditional americans any longer i told that you on election night. as you may know the president won the popular vote by about 5 million and electoral vote by 126. but the race was close up until the very last weekend when governor romney inexplicably disappeared. the truth is romney could have defeated president obama but he needed to wage aggressive campaign but he didn't. the national journal has concluded that president obama has given up, given up trying to persuade culturally conservative white americans to his cause. the journal is saying the president believes a coalition he he has assembled. minorities, women, young voters and hard core liberals is, quote and will allow democrats to dominate the next generation of elections. joining us from boca row tan florida, brit hume. journal have it right? >> in part, yeah. if you draw a straight line a projection forward from the 2012 election day, into the future, you get the result that the analysis in the national journal i
't. the national journal has concluded that president obama has given up, given up trying to persuade culturally conservative white americans to his cause. the journal is saying the president believes a coalition he he has assembled. minorities, women, young voters and hard core liberals is, quote and will allow democrats to dominate the next generation of elections. joining us from boca row tan florida, brit hume. journal have it right? >> in part, yeah. if you draw a straight line a projection forward from the 2012 election day, into the future, you get the result that the analysis in the national journal is talking about. politics rarely moves in a straight line. and, in my judgment, it will not be easy to replicate in presidential years ahead let alone in congressional elections. the coalition and a the turnout that barack obama had which carried him to victory last november. >> bill: so you believe that president obama, if the national journal reportage is true and accurate, is making a mistake thinking that that is he putting together a coalition that's going tone during for generations to
party is advocating limiting national service. president obama campaigned to expand to 250,000. senator kennedy helped to pass the expansion. i was wondering what role "the nation" can play in helping to support the program. >> we've done a lot of work around expanding doctors into rural community centers. americorps is a good program. all of those should be supported. we have not done as much. there has been controversy at the magazine. i am more of a supporter of teach for america than my colleagues. they are good programs. >> what could we do collectively as the next up for occupy wall street? -- next step for occupy wall street? >> what is your main interest in the issues raised by occupy wall street? if it is money and politics, you should join with those who are occupying the supreme court, fighting in states for clean money reform, and fighting for an amendment strategy to overturn the citizens united decision, and fighting in elections to change the supreme court. >> what would you think of having a national general assembly modeled on the original continental congress in philad
obama outlined his plan to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. nbc's tracie potts live now on capitol hill with more. tracie, good morning. >> aaron, good morning. a number of things happening today. starting with president obama. he meets with a number of different groups today, labor leaders, civic groups, business leaders to talk about immigration. he wants to come up with a plan so that the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country living and working here for years can stay. on the other hand, here on capitol hill, we'll hear more approximate this in today's house judiciary committee hearing. lawmakers especially conservative republicans want to make sure the border is secure first. secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano has been touring that border. she's in el paso today. she says cracking down on the border, which is something that we need to focus on, isn't the only part of the solution. >> could never and it would be with unrealistic and no one, i think, using commonsense would say you will eliminate all crime, all illegal immigration. no city in the u
times in our nation's capital. president obama failed to submit a budget plan, and republican house speaker john boehner is calling him out on the missed deadline. "this was supposed to be the day he submitted his budget to the congress. but it's not coming. it's going to be late. some reports say it could be a month late." the white house spokesman says republicans should take up and pass the president's previous budget plans, which include billions of dollars in revenue from higher taxes. according to reports, the white house did not release an exact date on when the president will issue his next budget, but the white house reportedly is blaming congress for taking until january to work out a deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff. new york governor andrew cuomo proposes one of the most ambitious home buyback programs ever attempted. $400 million would be used to purch homes destroyed by superstorm sandy along the state's coastline. the governor would then preserve that land so that nothing could be re-built, thereby re-shaping how the coastline would be used. the purchase program
. now, if you are looking for a high profile national security obama second term nominee who really might have some interesting opposition, who really might have some opposition from the democratic side, if not even from the left, it's not chuck hagel. obviously, it's not john kerry. the guy you are looking for is the one who is up this week. on thursday of this week, president obama's nominee to head the cia, john brennan, will face the senate intelligence committee for his confirmation hearing as the director of central intelligence. one of the very first thing president obama did you might remember when he first became president at the start of his first term in 2009 was that he dropped the bush administration's torture policy. remember, he did that right away. he issued an executive order two davis taking office to doubly, triply extra ban torture in the united states. at the start of that first term, newly elected president obama also wanted to nominate john brennan to be the head of the cia. but he didn't end up putting him forward. john brennan ended up taking his name out of
to at least one immigration reform bill in the house. president obama unveiled the proposal last week. >>> we'll have to wait until spring for congress to wage a bitter battle over the debt limit in the nation. president obama signed into law a bill that raises the government's borrowing limit through the middle of may. it will allow the government to continue paying its bills. congress gave final approval to the legislation last week. the president had warned that the country's economic country could be threatened if congress did not pass the bill. >>> 4:33 right now. this morning a 5-year-old alabama boy is back with his family after being held hostage underground for a week. the fbi raided the bunker of jimmy lee dykes yesterday. he was killed and the boy was rescued. last week dykes boarded a school bus, shot and killed the bus driver and grabbed the child. the fbi says negotiations broke down with dykes. they noticed he was holding a gun and they believed the boy was in danger. so they moved in. >> at this point, fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker an
. >>> the "news nation" following developing news. under fire for the delayed budget, president obama within the last hour urged congress to pass a short-term budget to replace those $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts known as sequester, the remarks hours after speaker boehner called on the white house and senate democrats for a plan to avoid the deep across the board cuts. >> the house on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do their work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> our first read team notes that while republicans want to solely talk about the budget the white house does not want to be bogged down on one issue that in the
of contributions. >> tom donilon national security advisor to president obama as they enter the second four years of that tenure in the white house. thank you for joining us. see you next time. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org tavis: good evening. smiley. tonight a conversation with the longest serving independent in congressional history, bernie sanders. he is a member of the senate budget committee, which puts him at the front seat of the budget battles. last week congress voted do we devoted to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling limits -- last week congress voted to temporarily suspend the limits on the debt ceiling. we will get a look at high- profile nominations. we are glad you joined us. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely do. . walmart committed $2 billion to tighunfing h as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> bernie sanders i
and publisher of "the nation." she is summa cum laude from princeton. she is here with her first collection, "fighting for progress in the age of obama." i do not always agree with her personally when it comes to politics. we are here to find out from katrina how we're going to save the world with barack obama. let's start there. [laughter] >> i do not know how you learned by worked at national lampoon. saving the world. let me begin by saying how low they must be to go that low in new orleans. i would not put in the same sentence president obama and saving the world. it is very much about movements and the power in our history to bring about a fundamental change. you do need people inside, political leaders inside. it captures the imagination of the nation. through the turbulent history, it has been movement and the power of movements. franklin roosevelt was moved by later movements. lyndon johnson had the civil rights movement. i think we begin with that. this book comes out at a moment when the country sees the power and possibility of occupy, 99%, and how that has shifted. it is still e
's first visit to the nation since taking office. president obama spoke about the trip with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu last week. big news there. >>> just in the past hour, new comments from the white house on the confidential justice department memo obtained by nbc news that makes the legal case for drone strikes on americans. >> the strikes were legal. they are ethical and they're wise. >>> plus, a conservative blogger says the tea party brand has been, quote, effectively destroyed. how he says the movement needs to rebrand itself. it's just one of the things we thought you should know. >>> of course, join our conversation. you can find out @tamronhall or @newsnation. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with ar
increases. how was that playing on capitol hill? here's ed henry. >> warning the nation's economic recovery hangs in the balance, president obama prodded congress to stop a series of massive spending cuts that could threaten national security urging them to come up with a short term combo of lesser spending cuts and tax increases beyond what he signed at the end of december. >> if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe that they should at least pass a smaller package. >> president says the sequester puts hundreds of thousands of jobs in jeopardy from classrooms to the pentagon and defense lie lockheed martin which announced hundreds of layoffs. mr. obama said damage can be stopped if john boehner accepts the white house's final offer from december, meaning up to $600 billion in more tax hikes through cutting deductions, and cuts to medicare and other programs. >> my healthcare proposals achieve the same savings by the beginning of the next decade as reforms that had been proposed by the bipartisan bowls simpson commissio
does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. the president in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. >>> and time now is 4:34. >> shall we bring lawrence into the party here? >> why not? >> find out what's going on. >> lucky day for you. >> folks, around the bay area we have low clouds and fog that are onshore, true fog toward parts of the north bay but throughout the day, not going to be a bad day. the clouds have kept the temperatures up a bit only 40s out there this morning so not as cold even as yesterday morning. got changes on the horizon here. high pressure sliding by, you can see a cold front approaching the coastline. that will bring with it a few high clouds across our skies and riach ply phi the onshore push so we are going to see partly cloudy skies toward the afternoon. the temperatures cooler. average usually in the 50s and the low 60s. today below average about 57 degrees for a high in san jose. about 54 degrees in san francisco. that's
will play out today at the white house and on capitol hill. president obama will meet today with labor leaders and immigration reform groups to discuss his plan to reform the nation's immigration reform laws. he'll discuss the issue some of the country's most prominent ceos. across town, there will be the first in a series of hearings on immigration reform. >>> new this morning, a search for an armed robber near the university of maryland. this happened just after hiddenite of paint branch parkway in college park, not far from student housing and fraternity row. it's not clear what the robber took or if there were injuries. police do not believe the suspect is still in the area. >>> would you share your sexual orientation on a college application? that's what georgetown university law school will have do. they want to track the number of gay applicants to set up better support services. the study was first reported by the campus newspaper. four of the top 20 law schools in the country have students to disclose their sexual orientation. >>> police in texas say an iraq war veteran admitt
. they are down 15%, but almost twice the national murder rate. for all of that, president obama spent hours in air force one, was on the ground barely two hours, and then got back on the plane. it cost taxpayers millions of dollars for him to travel for his speech about gun violence. minneapolis with the murder rate nearly twice the national, all of this happening after the president dropped into nevada for a couple of hours. there he delivered a 20 minute campaign speech on immigration. at a cost of more than $1.5 million of taxpayers money. the president claiming broad support for his initiatives of gun control. but he has offered no specific proposals at all. >> we have been able to take some steps of administrative action. real and lasting change also requires congress to do its part and to do it soon. not to wait. the good news is that we are starting to be a consensus emerge about the action that congress needs to take. lou: you have to wonder how safe the communities i were the president wants with all of those badges and law enforcement officers behind him as props. i'm sure that it
congress. >>> new tonight, a little breather for the nation, at least financially speaking. president obama has signed into law a bill that temporarily suspends the government's borrowing limit. that means we can actually pay our bills and avoid defaulting on those loans at least for a few more months. of course, all that does is set the stage for another political battle over taxes, spending and borrowing. >>> three high school boys charged with child pornography were back in class today at west springfield high. police arrested those three sophomores january 11th and they're accused of making sex videos with underaged girls and sharing those videos. today we talked with some students at west springfield high. >> i'm disappointed in someone at your school would do that. it's like you need to represent your school and be a good example to others. >> yeah. >> i think they just let down everyone who goes here. >> we're told the videos show six girls in all. they attend several different schools, including west springfield. police tell us this case is an ongoing investigation. >>> well, people
nation." i watched you on colbert. he asked you to repudiate the obama three times before the cock crows. [laughter] >> he said at the end that i filibustered him. >> he went after you. >> one of the bright lights in the bush era was when he spoke of the white house correspondents' dinner. you rarely see someone in your face. it was at that moment when the country was -- it was really a rebuke to journalists. remember? >> i went on his show as a journalist. i was sweating. he explains from then on he will be in character. he said i am a person who has willful disregard for everything you believe in. [laughter] >> you kind of have to do a mindset check. it is very confusing. >> last year, the obama administration had a package of recommendations that appeared to be dead on arrival. why? >> examples-simpson? >> i am assuming. -- is that the bulls-simpson? -- simpson-bowles? >> i am assuming. >> i think there was pushed back in the right way. the commission was focused on cuts and not investments. the great deficit in this country is the investment deficit, the investment in people and infr
would be a hypocrite if i didn't laud the fact president obama killed more terrorist than anybody. nasdaq nationality with terrorism. >> how do you know their a terrorist. >> it -- i want my own drone. there's a time when these things are so small, for anybody walking home, a woman could have a drone in her purse and when somebody comes at her, it goes like that. >> if you have actionable intelligence that says it person is planning an attack on the united states, that falls -- >> that's imminent threat. >> let me repeat, this does not require the united states to have clear, specific information. >> bob, don't you think it's a cover your butt? >> i don't know. i don't think it's constitutional. >> i like cyb, cover your bob. >> that was a good discussion. >> good job. >> thank you so much for participating. democrat senator bob menendez talks about a scandal. the foreign relation committee confronted with a different kind of scandal. you'll hear from him coming up. 0 >>> senator bob menendez confronted by a reporter about his alleged prostitution scandal. the new chairman insists
. president obama is ignoring the nation's economic challenges, critics say. >> our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >> reporter: immigration reform is critical, they say, to helping the nation's economy. those coming here to meet with the president, ceos from companies like yahoo! goldman sachs and coca cola. natalie? >> thank you so much, peter. >>> secretly laying out conditions for carrying out targeted killings of suspected american terrorists that are different than officials have explained publicly. according to a membero obtained by nbc news. it expands the definition of self defense and what qualifies as an imminent threat of violence and says that these cases are lawful killings and not assassinations. >>> let's head to wall street. cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. >> speaking of the department of justice, the doj says that standard & poors misled investors. this will be the first federal enforcement agen enforcement action against a credit rating firm. stock market rally has hit the pause button for now. experts say we're still on
of national self-defense and not an illegal assassination. the issue first surfaced in september, 2011, when president obama announced the killing of american-born al qaeda leader anwar al-awlaki. he was the target of a u.s. drone strike in yemen. >> the death of al-awlaki is a major blow to al qaeda's most active operational affiliates. he took the lead in planning and directing effortings to murder innocent americans. >> reporter: u.s. officials say al-awlaki inspired the fort hood shooter in 2009 and the failed bombing of a detroit airliner that christmas among other attempted attacks. three other americans, including al-awlaki's 16-year-old son, have also been killed by u.s. drone strikes in yemen. civil liberties groups have said such attacks deprive u.s. citizens of constitutional due process protection. but white house press s.e.c. jay carney justified those actions today as legal, ethical, and wise. >> the questions around this issue are important and the president takes them seriously. we have significant challenges because of the nature of the attacks, how they're planned, who plan
of national self-defense and not an illegal assassination. the issue first surfaced in september 2011 when president obama announced the killing of american-born al qaeda leader anwar al-awlaki. he was the target of a u.s. drone strike in yemen. >> the death of al-awlaki is a major blow to al qaeda's most active operational affiliates. he took the lead in planning and directing effortings to murder innocent americans. >> reporter: u.s. officials say al-awlaki inspired the fort hood shooter in 2009 and the failed bombing of a detroit airliner that christmas among other attempted attacks. three other americans including al-awlaki's 16-year-old son, have also been killed by u.s. drone strikes in yemen. civil liberties groups have said such attacks deprive u.s. citizens of constitutional due process protection. but white house press s.e.c. jay carney justified those actions today as legal ethical and wise. >> the questions around this issue are important and the president takes them seriously. we have significant challenges because of the nature of the attacks, how they're planned, who plans t
of democracy, potentially. right? that's a good list of contributions. >> tom donilon national security advisor to president obama as they enter the second four years of that tenure in the white house. thank you for joining us. see you next time. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
to women was a violation of their beliefs. many are so offended that obama disrespected the teachings of the pope they forgot that they disobeyed the pope on the iraq war, the death penalty and nations providing healthcare to poof people who can't afford it. never mind that obama won the catholic vote or that last may's gallup poll reported 82% of catholics have no moral problem with birth control. rush limbaugh came in against contraception and they pulled out. however, they gave birth control one year delay. they employed joe biden as an interimmediatary and this friday kathleen is he babious was most contrite and apologetic when announcing their new plan for women who work for religious-affiliated institutions to get free birth control without requiring their employers to pay for it. by using third party insurers. where in the bible does it say that birth control is wrong. you're probabling saying hey the bible says be fruitful and multiply. which it does. but if the pope against birth control, why does the pope get to be a celibate. kind of do as i say not as i don't do. also when
and with the supervisors and with the department heads to do what mrs. obama asked us to do. whenever we occupy these public positions throughout the city or throughout the state or throughout the nation, we do the right thing, we keep the doors of opportunity open and enriched for everybody else. and we're already seeing it happen. yesterday i was at the luncheon for the boys and girls club, wonderful, wonderful entity that's reaching out to all of our young high school kids and make sure they're motivated to go to college. you should have heard them talk about their futures. you should also hear them ask for our help, because i know as much as anybody else that our kids will inherit the good things that we do. they will also inherit the things that we fail to do. and i'm about making sure that we fail less in the things that we're obligated to do for our generations. that's why i'm investing in education. personally, and with all of my administration, i personally adopted the 12 middle schools in this city to make sure that the truancy goes down, is not eliminated, that the kids who are in ou
of the national counterterrorism center during the bush presidency. reportedly, barack obama considered offering him the p job at the cia in 08, t public opposition caused brennan to withdraw from consideration. obama kept brennan on as an adviser, and last year, when brennan became the first official to formally acknowledge that the drone program even existed, he again encountered protests. >> how many people are you willing to sacrifice? why are you lying to the american people and not saying how many innocents have been killed? >> thank you ma'am for expressing your views. we will have time for questions following the presentation. >> i speak out on behalf of tariq aziz. a 16-year-old in pakistan who was killed because he wanted to document the drone strikes. >> now, despite brennan's past notoriety, obama officially has nominated him to head the cia. this time, there's been little criticism of the decision. so, we'll watch brennan's upcoming confirmation hearings to see if any congressional critics press him on whether the obama administration is fighting the war on terror within the rule of
. this is the first for brain operations. >>> cuts to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs. >> tough talk from president obama today on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in on march 1. and those cuts could have a devastating impact on the economy, especially around here where so many livelihoods are directly linked to the federal government. president obama wants congress to act before it is too late. as danielle nottingham explains, the president is
. president obama calling on congress to avoid cuts that could jeopardize jobs in just 23 days. >> the jobs of thousands of americans who can work in national security -- who work in national security or education or clean energy. >> reporter: under the terms of earlier deficit deals, congress will find $85 million in reductions by march 1st. if not, they would shrink pentagon spending by 7.9% and domidwesting spending by 5.3% and medicare a 2% reduction. >> i believe they should pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging affects of the sequester for a few more mots until congress finds a way. >> reporter: the president wants to raise more money by ending tax loopholes, but republicans want deeper entitlement cuts. >> if we're going to connect with the american people, it's important that they see not only that we're serious about solving our debt problems. >> a studdie by george mason university estimated 448,000 jobs could be affected in d.c., maryland, and virginia. for months, defense contractors have pleaded for action. >> we woul
>>> president obama headed to minneapolis today for a roundtable on gun laws. the national discussion goes in the wake of the newtown school shooting and several smaller incidents since then, but the impasse still seems to be about privacy rights versus gun rights. >> they won't do it. the mental health lobby won't do it. the hippa laws won't do it. i wish it would happen. we're all for it, but it's not. >> there won't be perfect solutions. we're not going to save every life, but we can make a difference. that's our responsibility as americans. >> the discussion even made the super bowl. new york mayor michael bloomberg's gun control group paid $100,000 to air an ad in the district during the game. joining us now fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. where do we stand in all this? >> it sees that uniform background checks seem to have the best chance of actually going into law. the nra which used to be for this, wayne lapierre said in 1999 he was for it, is now not for it because he feels that it would provide a nationwide gun registry, but there are positive signs for majority leader in t
. boehner put out a statement saying that president obama did and cuts and reforms that protect our national defense. what he is saying there doesn't square with what you just said. you said that the republicans want the cuts no matter where they might fall or how. he doesn't seem to be saying that, though. >> that's what their position is now. they said senator coburn said let it happen, eric cantor said let it happen. the proposals they passed through the house never could be considered effectively by the senate. they were drastic provisions. they knew it wasn't going to happen. they have not responded to the present crisis. i think that's what it is. essentially they are saying let it happen. as to who is responsible for the sequester. the speaker agreed to that. he agreed to that. why are we going back -- >> mr. congressman, we'll have to interrupt because the president is about to begin speaking. we'll get back to you if you have time. >> these are decisions that will have real and lasting impacts on the strength and pace of our recovery. economists and business leaders from across the
assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. he says he is encouraged that congress seems to be coming to an consensus on background checks for gun buyers and limits for high capacity gun clips. >>> 5:04. let's check traffic and weather. is it too early to start talking about the weekend? >> what day are we on now, tuesday? [ laughter ] >> maybe a little bit. >> let's do it. >> we have a long way to go between now and then. we could see showers and snow in the local mountains. haven't been able to talk about that for a while but we have some changes coming up today. low clouds and fog have stretched back onshore well into the valleys. that blanket of clouds is keeping the temperatures up just a bit. mainly in the 40s outside. as we head throughout the day today there's a cold front approaching the bay area meaning more low clouds and fog at the coast and only partial clearing toward the afternoon. temperatures will be cool. highs usually in the 50s and 60s, coole
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